Child bride or slave? The girls in Niger who are both

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In the time it has taken to read this article 67 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 3 seconds

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Sarah Mathewson

  • Africa Program Coordinator

Anti-Slavery International

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